Dec 13, 2016

Kennedy's Hugs

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KENNEDY'S HUGS
by Jason and Heather Hansen

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What a beautifully told story! 
I am in awe at all that happened to this wonderful girl and the power of her hugs! I am so grateful for this families courage to share her story. 
This is one book everyone needs to read!
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After her terminal diagnosis, Kennedy's life would never be the same. But even as her body broke down, her heart never failed, nor did her ability to love. With each precious passing day, more people witnessed her faith and kindness uniting her community and spreading to millions around the world. Now you can experience firsthand this incredible true story of unfailing optimism, real miracles, and Kennedy's inspiring legacy of love.

Jason and Heather’s daughter Kennedy was diagnosed with Batten disease, a terminal illness, but the story doesn’t begin or end there. Kennedy’s Hugs details the precious moments, miracles, and guidance that Kennedy and her family experienced throughout her life’s journey.

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Dec 12, 2016

Crossing Lines

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CROSSING LINES
by Melanie Mason

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What a FANTASTIC story! We know that the war battlefield is hard, but what happens when your plane crashes and your brother dies and your friend is hurt so badly that you have to find shelter instead of getting to safety? And what about the people who help them, putting their own lives in danger? And what happens if the American Captain falls in love with the Austrian girl and in his attempt to escape he lands in jail with terrible interrogations and the threat of being sent to a POW camp???  So many fascinating details of this story! Couldn't put it down! Captured by every moment and wanting more! Follow Charlie and Sam's journey to get back home in this phenomenal, must-read story!!!
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Moments before their B-17 bomber crashes in German-occupied Austria, two of the three remaining crewmen manage to parachute out of the aircraft. Captain Charlie Banks and Corporal Samuel Aldridge find shelter in a barn, where they are discovered by a beautiful young Austrian woman. Despite the danger to herself and her family, Marianne Leichtner decides to help the two Americans. Her courage and character soon win Charlie’s heart.

When the Nazis come to investigate the plane crash, Charlie and Sam must escape through enemy territory. Just steps from freedom, they are captured by Italian fascists. Survival takes on a new meaning for the airmen, and Charlie begins to question everything, including his faith. Only the hope of seeing Marianne again keeps him going over the long months in prison. But if he survives, will she still care for him? And will Charlie learn to trust in the Lord’s promises?

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Dec 8, 2016

The Christmas Bike

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THE CHRISTMAS BIKE
by Tara Mayoros

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What an incredibly tender story!
How would you feel if your child's bike was stolen right before Christmas? How many things can you think of that could possibly go wrong during the season that we are supposed to have the most joy?? What would you do to get your child their Christmas Wish??? Based you a true story-- this is a very touching story! 
LOVED IT!
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Christmas is already going to be tough for Marie and her family. When a series of events is set in motion long before a Christmas Eve tragedy, she is too occupied to notice God's grace. An emergency letter to Santa sets her on a quest for a Christmas miracle. With time running out, she prays for the first time in a long time. A miracle does happen, but it is not what she expected.

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Dec 7, 2016

The Christmas List

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THE CHRISTMAS LIST
by Ed J. Pinegar

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If you want to really feel the Christmas spirit this year then follow along as a group of friends put into play a "last-wish" list left by a man who changed each of their lives. The list includes things that are easy to do, yet we often find them difficult to follow. If put into practice this list can change not only your holiday season, but your outlook on life. A thought-provoking book that will inspire you like none other. ABSOLUTELY LOVED IT!
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Mr. G's legacy lives on. In this heartwarming Christmas story, Mr. G's teenage grandson, Jacob, discovers a coded entry in his late grandfather's journal that will transform the family's Christmas—and their entire lives. When Jacob deciphers a list entitled 10 Ways to Capture the Christmas Spirit, he gathers Mr. G's closest family and friends, encouraging them to participate in a ten-day experiment that will focus on one step every day until Christmas. As they strive to follow Mr. G's list by being more grateful, forgiving, and helpful to the poor and needy, the group discovers how living more like the Savior can influence them daily. But can they overcome their personal challenges and embrace the true spirit of Christmas?

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Nov 21, 2016

To Suit a Suitor

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TO SUIT A SUITOR
by Paula Kremser

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So many great books out there--and this is definitely one of them!
Flirting, courting, secret meetings, broken engagements-- it's all in this delightful tale of romance with its ups and downs of being in love. ABSOLUTELY LOVED IT! Lots of fun scenes in this book! You heart and mind will enjoy every page! I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS ONE! 
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Julia North is nearing the end of her third London season and has just been jilted. Again! All she wants is to leave London and its eligible gentlemen behind. When the opportunity to leave for two months comes her way, Julia jumps at the chance. But her mother will only let her leave on the condition that she choose Julia's next suitor, and her mother isn't nearly as picky as Julia would like. Against her better judgment, Julia makes the promise and leaves town, only to run into Henry Chamberlain. Julia is warned that his heart is locked up tight, but she doesn't need to be warned away from him; Julia has been jilted enough to know that his flirtatious smiles can't be taken seriously. With time running out, a change of mind and a change of heart is their only chance for the joy that only true love can bring.

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Nov 19, 2016

No Peace with the Dawn

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NO PEACE WITH THE DAWN
by E.B. Wheeler and Jeffery Bateman

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I love to read for pure enjoyment without too much analyzing--but lately books like this really make me think about what I would do if I was in that situation-- Would I be able to just go on with life? Would I be one to join in the fight anyway I can? Would I put my life on the line to save another? This book is SO GOOD! I love that it is based on true facts--which just makes me wonder even more what I would do if these things hit close to home again.This one is a MUST-READ! 
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In 1917, the Great War seems far from Logan, Utah. But soon it will change the lives of suffragette and mechanic Clara, Swiss-German immigrant and LDS convert Trudi, Marine Corps volunteer Reed, and Shoshone seeking U.S. citizenship Joseph. This novel weaves real events with compelling fictional characters into a sweeping tale of war, romance, self-discovery, and sacrifice.

Favorite Quotes
As I have read this book I have really pondered what war is like and how it affects the people who serve-- Here are a few quotes from the book that I really loved:
  • "It is messy work. You see some things here that are unpleasant."  
  • "The sights and smells are disturbing--too much for some people."
  • "I'm from a farm, Ma'am. I have seen unpleasant things, and they do not frighten me."
  • "The world wasn't the same place it had been two years ago. Not only did she know it better, but it had changed as she watched, something of innocence dying in everyone around her as the machines of war pounded on."
Note
I never realized that at the end of WW1 there was an influenza pandemic (1918-1919) which killed more people than all the victims of the war. I learned so much from this book! You really do need to read it! FABULOUS BOOK!


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Nov 18, 2016

To Win a Lady's Heart w/ GIVEAWAY

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TO WIN A LADY'S HEART
by Sian Ann Bessey

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This tale will leave you feeling enchanted! You will read of a king and his castle. You will revel in knights and thieves. Your heart will melt for a simple-minded man, a young boy, and a women forbidden from the kingdom. Lady Joanna and her wolfhound with capture your attention and keep you reading long into the night. 
I completely recommend this book! ABSOLUTELY LOVED IT!!!
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For eighteen years, Lord Gilbert has been tortured over a grievous lapse in judgment. Bitterness has tainted his interactions with the people of Moreland and his relationship with his only daughter, Lady Joanna. With a wolfhound guarding her around the clock and no freedom to leave the castle grounds unattended, the only time Lady Joanna can be alone is when she sneaks out through an old castle tunnel to visit the healer Agnes in her cottage by the sea. One morning as Lady Joanna approaches the cliffs, she discovers an injured man. She immediately goes to Agnes for help.

The wounded stranger is Sir Lukas, and while he recovers, he makes plans to identify his attackers and their motive. Upon learning that Moreland’s wool has been stolen, Sir Lukas comes to believe that the crimes are related and point to a much more sinister plot. When Lord Gilbert announces an archery tournament, the prize being Lady Joanna’s hand in marriage, it attracts noblemen from across the land, and suddenly Sir Lukas’s pursuit of the villains takes a different turn. 

As Lady Joanna’s and Sir Lukas’s feelings for each other grow, the stakes soar, and only Sir Lukas’s skill with a longbow can save them.

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Nov 17, 2016

An Unexpected Harvest

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AN UNEXPECTED HARVEST
by Quinn Orr

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I absolutely love all of the Christmas booklets that come out this time of year for us to read-- Quick, tender stories that bring light and love to our hearts. Isn't that what Christmas is all about?
This story is based on true accounts. SO. SO. SO. GOOD!
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Just like every other Alberta farmer this season, Bishop John Simmons is worried about the harvest. A late spring has delayed the crops’ growth, and with the looming storms of an early winter, the town may not get to gather them at all. But as each farmer struggles to bring in his livelihood, Bishop Simmons’s thoughts turn to the Jackson family, where a streak of serious illness has kept them in bed—and out of their fields—for weeks. Without help, they’ll soon face a year without income.

Bishop Simmons wishes he could do more, but how can he pull together a last-minute miracle when one of God’s commandments seems to stand between him and the harvest?

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Nov 11, 2016

You've Got This! How to Look Up When Life Has You Down

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YOU'VE GOT THIS! HOW TO LOOK UP WHEN LIFE HAS YOU DOWN
Compiled by Elise Hahl
With contributing authors~
Al Carraway, Chad Hymas, 
Whitney Wilcox Laycock, Dallas Lloyd, 
Hank Smith, Tamu Smith, Zandra Vranes

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WOW! You have got to read this book!
Each author shares stories of when times were the toughest for them and show that by trusting in the Lord a way was provided to get them through those most hardest of times-- Whether life has you down right now or not this book is packed full of inspiration! LOVED EVERY WORD OF THIS BOOK! A MUST-READ FOR SURE!
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Life is tough, but so are you! Learn how to work through life's trials with advice from popular youth speakers, including Hank Smith and Al Carraway, who have endured a few challenges of their own. This encouraging book will help you see trials as essential stepping-stones to becoming who you're destined to be.

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Nov 10, 2016

The Beautiful Balance

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THE BEAUTIFUL BALANCE
by Michelle Wilson

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Michelle reminds us that we can only control ourselves--
All else needs to be turned over to God.
You will find so much inspiration in each story told.
EVERY woman needs to read this book!!!
LOVED. LOVED. LOVED. IT!
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Is it possible to feel peace when our lives and the world feel out of control? The short answer is yes!

Trying to manage the ups and downs of life can feel overwhelming, but fortunately we're not alone on this journey. With inspiring doctrinal insights and a healthy dose of humor, author Michelle Wilson inspires readers to let go of fear and find peace, even in the midst of lost jobs, health challenges, or everyday chaos at home. In a world that seems so tempestuous,

The Beautiful Balance is a sweet reminder of exactly what we can control—ourselves—and what God controls—all the rest.

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Nov 9, 2016

For Sale by Owner

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FOR SALE BY OWNER
by Marlene Bateman

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What an adorable story! I LOVED IT!
You quickly figure out where the story is going, but along the way many roadblocks make you wonder if they will ever get there--And that makes for some very fun reading! The family struggles that play in the story give you a sense of belonging--especially if you have been there before. And the Christmas setting will draw you in leaving you smiling until the very last page is turned. I highly recommend this book!
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Filled with plans, McKenzie Forsberg returns to her hometown to spend Christmas with her family. Stressed by a year of intense, ongoing problems, she quit her high-powered job to move back and rebuild her life. Kenzie desperately needs the peace and security she is sure will come from buying the home she grew up in. But when she arrives, Kenzie discovers that a handsome widower, Jared Rawlins, has already put an offer on the house. However, he can only close the deal if he sells his own house by Christmas Eve.

When Kenzie unexpectedly runs into a couple who are considering buying Jared’s house, she unthinkingly gives them information that changes their mind. Jared is more than a little interested in Kenzie, but has second thoughts when it appears Kenzie may have attempted to sabotage the sale of his home. Feeling bad, Kenzie apologizes but the damage may be too much for their relationship to overcome. Despite themselves, sparks of attraction grow into something more. Then, a few days before Christmas, Kenzie makes a stunning discovery about her past. In that moment, everything changes. Will the power of love be enough to bring Jared and Kenzie together and allow them to find their happily ever after?

Excerpt
“What made you decide to move to Lake Forest?” Kenzie asked.

“I’ve always loved it here,” Jared said. “It’s a beautiful area, and there’s a special atmosphere here. People are so friendly. I guess part of the reason I came is because I needed to go someplace new and kind of start over, you know?”

Kenzie did know. That was exactly what she was doing now. She’d gotten over Larry, but she needed to go someplace new and reinvent herself and her life.

“Now let me ask you,” Jared said. “What made you decide to come back?”

“A lot of reasons. I need a fresh start too. I’m tired of the hectic pace in Chicago.” Impulsively she added, “Also, I had to get away from my job at Midwest. A guy was causing some real problems for me—” She stopped. Their eyes met and lingered. Jared’s compassion was evident and the expression on his face kind. She felt so comfortable talking with him—as if they were kindred spirits. Something in her heart softened into a spreading pool, and she smiled at him.

Tearing open his packet of Oreo cookies., Jared took one and dunked it in his hot chocolate.

Kenzie frowned. “Figures. You’re a dunker.”

“And I bet you’re a twister.”

Snatching up a cookie, Kenzie twisted it open and took a bite of the creamy middle. “Ummm.”

Jared shuddered. “That’s wrong in so many ways.”

Picking up her mug and warming her fingers, Kenzie sipped her hot chocolate. “This is wonderful!”

“It’s a secret recipe—been in my family for generations.”

“Really?”

“No, but it sounds good, doesn’t it?”

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Nov 7, 2016

Not a Word w/ GIVEAWAY

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NOT A WORD
by Stephanie Black

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If you love thrillers like I do then this book is definitely for you!
I loved how all of the characters were intermingled with each other-- That really makes for some great reading! This book gives you an inside look at psychology, mental illness, and stalking --very intriguing! 
This book was SO GOOD!!!
LOVED. LOVED. LOVED. IT!
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She not only guards her clients’ confidences but also expertly hides her own pain after being disinherited by her dying mother. As fresh personal challenges begin heaping on top of professional ones, Natalie’s best friend, Camille, confides that she thinks someone is stalking her. Natalie suspects that stress, not a stalker, is shadowing Camille—but Camille’s fear only continues to grow when the widow of a local businessman starts whispering that her husband was murdered and a new client of Natalie’s seems to be concealing something much more frightening than her inability to stand up for herself. Soon a shattering crime proves the danger is real. But when everyone has something at stake, is there anyone Natalie can trust? Or will she fall victim to a killer who will do anything to keep secrets hidden?

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Nov 1, 2016

Love's Broken Road w/ GIVEAWAY

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LOVE'S BROKEN ROAD
by Julie Coulter Bellon

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This book looks so intriguing--
I have read many other books by this author 
and recommend anything she writes!
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After surviving an abusive marriage, Victoria Newel needs a clean slate for herself and her son. Taking a job as a math teacher, she moves across the country to the small town of Lincoln, Utah, where no one knows her and she can start over. However, her new colleague, Drew Dalton, offers her friendship and maybe something more. But has her heart healed enough that she could trust again?

Drew Dalton lost his wife to cancer years ago and he locked his heart away, throwing himself into his teaching job. But when Victoria Newel starts working at the high school, she awakens something in him that he never thought he’d feel again. Her gentle nature and quiet strength draws him to her, but it’s obvious she’s hiding something in her past from him. Can he open his heart to a woman who harbors so many secrets of her own?

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Oct 31, 2016

3-Book Giveaway from Melanie Mason

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Have you read any of Melanie Mason's books??? 
She is doing a 3-book Giveaway

1st Prize: 
A signed paperback copy of CROSSING LINES by Melanie Mason

2nd Prize: 
A paperback copy of VAN GOGH GONE by Robin Author Robin King

3rd Prize: 
A paperback copy of THE ACCIDENTAL GOODBYE by Marilyn Brown.

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Fun Top Ten List for Melanie
Book: Beauty: A Retelling of the Story of Beauty and the Beast
Color: Red
Clothes: Yoga pants and a long sleeved t-shirt
Place: Beach
Season: Fall
Time of Day: Late morning
Actor I’d like to Kiss: Chris Evans (I seriously want his muscles hugging me.)
Dessert: Homemade raspberry cheesecake (I have the recipe for anyone who wants it.)
Food: Italian
Flower: Iris

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Oct 29, 2016

Veils and Vengeance eBook Giveaway

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IT'S A GIVEAWAY :)

Rachelle J. Christensen is celebrating with a giveaway because her book #2 in the Wedding Planner Mystery Series, Veils and Vengeance, was given the prestigious Crowned Heart 5 star review by InD'Tale Magazine!

And MY review is one the front cover -- LOVED this book!!!

Here's a snippet from the InD'Tale Magazine review: "Any reader who loves mysteries with a dose of romance, or romance with a dose of mystery, should not miss this book! The author seamlessly combines both elements into a sweet, exciting story, excellently written from start to finish."

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From Book 1: Adrielle Pyper knows how to plan a wedding, and she's especially good at pleasing bridezillas. But when her biggest client and best friend is murdered just three days before the wedding, Adri's world falls apart. She moves to the resort town of Sun Valley, Idaho, and starts from scratch. Thanks to Adri's impeccable taste and unique style, she lands two celebrity clients, and her business seems headed for success—until someone vandalizes the specialty wedding dresses she imported from overseas. Adri must race to uncover the secret hidden within the yards of satin and lace before she becomes the next victim.
With a delightful blend of mystery, toe-curling kisses, humor, and spine-tingling thrills, Diamond Rings are Deadly Things will keep you turning pages long into the night.

From Book 2: When wedding planner Adrielle Pyper orchestrates a destination ceremony in Hawaii, she’s prepared for anything—except murder. After the trauma of her last event, the beautiful isle of Kauai is the perfect place for Adri to unwind and do what she does best – plan. She even lets herself indulge in the attention of the groom’s handsome brother. But just when everything seems to be perfect, an afternoon snorkeling trip turns deadly when Adri discovers the body of a young woman.
Shaken, but unable to let go, Adri’s sleuthing leads her into more danger than she bargained for. When a number of “accidents” threaten her own life, it soon becomes apparent that someone will do anything to keep Adri from interfering with their vengeance.

From Book 3: Love can be a very dangerous thing.
At least it seems that way to Adri Pyper, the premier wedding planner in Sun Valley, Idaho. When one of her clients dies mysteriously, Adri takes the advice of the local detective and swears she will stay out of the investigation . . . this time. Luke Stetson's involvement in the case, along with the possibility of a kiss between the two, should be enough incentive to keep Adri out of trouble. But when a dog-themed wedding is almost ruined by a suspect, Adri and her assistant, Lorea, are thrust into private eye mode. When poison enters the picture, even a reluctant sleuth can’t steer clear of danger.


  

Oct 28, 2016

The Zion Trail

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THE ZION TRAIL
by Marsha Ward

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I cannot even imagine the fortitude of the early Saints. 
Joining a religion that they felt a passion for only to be ostracized by friends and neighbors. Families being torn apart. Driven from homes and farms to travel across an entire country on foot or by wagon. 
Yet, through it all the Lord sends his blessings. 

Your heart will be touched with this tender telling of one young man who presses forward--no matter the cost.
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On a hot summer day, young Elijah Marshall stops plowing to give a drink of water to two strangers and invite them to lunch with his family. His neighborly act sets in motion events that will drastically change his future.

The strangers share a new religion, which the family embraces. But the neighbors want no part of Mormons. Multiple acts of unkindness and starvation drive the Marshall family to flee to the Mormon city on the banks of the Mississippi River, Nauvoo.

Then the path of Elijah's life takes perilous detours, with twists and turns he never expected to make.

In a 19th century coming-of-age story ranging from Pennsylvania to the Great Salt Lake Valley, Elijah plunges into harrowing adventures filled with sorrow, danger, and romance.

Oct 26, 2016

The Christmas Project

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THE CHRISTMAS PROJECT
Actors: Jacob Buster, Anson Bagley, Grace Hallows, Gabe White, Alison Akin Clark
Director: Michael Buster
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This movie will have you giggling and laughing one minute and then feeling the Christmas spirit the next-- Fun antics of a family full of boys, rival enemies, and a Christmas tradition all come together to show you that sometimes being a hero means you let go of the need to be right! This movie will definitely be a family favorite! 
LOVED. LOVED. LOVED. IT!
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Even with Christmas around the corner, for the Buckley boys, payback almost always wins out over brotherly love. That is until the four brothers join forces against a common adversary—the Hagbarts—the meanest bullies at their middle school.

But now Mom has decided that the Buckley family is going to Elve the Hagbarts this year for Christmas.

Eleven-year-old Matthew can hardly stand it. By day the Hagbarts torture the Buckley brothers into submission, and by night the Buckleys secretly deliver Christmas treats and gifts to their sworn enemies.

Soon the war of wits escalates to an incredible scheme designed to get the ultimate revenge on the Hagbarts.

But now that Matthew has been learning that he's supposed to do good to those who hate him, what will he do when a little push becomes a great big shove?

The Christmas Project is a heartwarming comedy the whole family will love.

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Defenders of the Family

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DEFENDERS OF THE FAMILY
by Benjamin Hyrum White
illustrated by Jay Fontano

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The family is SO IMPORTANT and it is being attacked.
Learn how to FIGHT BACK with this WONDERFUL book! 
Fun illustrations keep even the youngest child engaged.
Will you stand up and become a defender of the family?
It's easy with the help of this book--
Every family needs a copy :)
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Defenders of the Family, assemble! God’s magnificent plan for us rests upon the strength of the family. In this engaging children’s book, discover the roles and teachings needed to unite your family, from devoted parents to extended members, all centered on the power of the gospel. Help your children see their families as they can be: incredible, empowered, eternal followers of Jesus.



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Oct 25, 2016

Miracles from Heaven

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MIRACLES FROM HEAVEN
Actors: Jennifer Garner, Martin Henderson, 
John Carroll Lynch, Kylie Rogers, Eugenio Derbez
Directors: Patricia Riggen

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WOW! This movie is AMAZING!
I cannot even imagine all this family has gone through--
I am so grateful they have shared their story with us! 
A great reminder that even in the midst of the trail, 
miracles are all around us-- 
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“Miracles From Heaven” is based on the incredible true story of the Beam family. When Christy (Jennifer Garner) discovers her 10-year-old daughter Anna (Kylie Rogers) has a rare, incurable disease, she becomes a ferocious advocate for her daughter’s healing as she searches for a solution. After Anna has a freak accident, an extraordinary miracle unfolds in the wake of her dramatic rescue that leaves medical specialists mystified, her family restored, and their community inspired.

Oct 21, 2016

Kept Secrets w $25 Amazon Gift Card + Book Giveaway

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KEPT SECRETS
by Traci Hunter Abramson

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I really believe that authors are stepping it up this year!
This book is SO GOOD! And so well written!
Just when you think you have it all figured out a twist is thrown at you--making you read even faster to figure out if you've really figured it out. 
LOVED this one! Loved the beginning, the middle, and the end! This is one you are going to want to read and read and read. You won't put it down until the last page is turned--and then you will want even more! 
I highly recommend this book!
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Unexpectedly reunited after six years, high school sweethearts Devin Shanahan and Grace Harrington cross paths and have a whirlwind wedding. A lot can change in six years, however, and they must figure out how to make their two independent lives mesh. Unable to disclose his CIA job to his new wife, when Devin is assigned a top-secret mission to Hong Kong, he tells Grace part of the truth: that he is going to work abroad for six months in finance. But when the mission turns deadly and Devin doesn’t know whom to trust, he must make the most difficult decision of his life in an effort to keep Grace safe.

Will the seeds of deception prove destructive to their newly formed marriage? And will the love that brought them together be the very thing their enemies use to tear them apart?

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Oct 20, 2016

Blissfully Married

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BLISSFULLY MARRIED
by Victorine E. Lieske

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I adore sweet, fun romances like this one! 
Cute story line of bringing the past and the present together in an awkward way--so like true life. Oh, the things we do for love and pride. Sidney and Blake will quickly find a way into your heart. You will be anxious for each encounter they have together--such great writing! I have read every book in this series and have absolutely loved each one. 
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From NYT's best selling author of NOT WHAT SHE SEEMS.

Sidney’s matchmaking business is suffering. When her best friend convinces her to put on a fake engagement ring to boost customer confidence in her, she reluctantly agrees. Couldn’t hurt to try, right? And when her childhood crush comes walking in, she’s glad to have her fake engagement as an excuse not to get involved with him. He shattered her heart ten years ago, and she can’t take another painful Blake incident.

Blake can’t believe it when he sees Sidney, all grown up. She looks amazing. But she’s also off limits, or so he thinks. When he finds out she’s not really engaged, he’s confused as to why Sidney would lie to him. He makes it his goal to coax the truth out of her, even if he has to go to great lengths to do it.

Blissfully Married is a sweet romance, with no graphic content. This can be read as a stand-alone novel.



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Oct 18, 2016

Penguin Problems

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PENGUIN PROBLEMS
by Jory John
illustrated by Lane Smith

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This book had me giggling out loud- 
ABSOLUTELY ADORABLE!
Amazing creativity! Darling pictures!
You think you have problems--
Wait until you read about a penguin's problems!
Every kid needs a copy of this--even us big kids :)
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A penguin levels with human readers about what penguin life is really like—and it isn’t all fun and games.

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Have you ever considered running away to Antarctica? Of course you have! Because it’s a land free of worries and responsibilities! All of your problems will surely be blown away by the icy winds of that lawless paradise! . . . Won’t they?


Think again, my friend. This penguin has come to tell you that his life down there is no more a picnic than yours is here. For starters, it is FREEZING. Also, penguins have a ton of natural predators. Plus, can you imagine trying to find your mom in a big ol’ crowd of identical penguins? No, thank you.


Yes, it seems there is no escaping the drudgery of your daily grind, whatever it might be. Or perhaps we’ve just learned that grumps are everywhere. . . .

Oct 17, 2016

The Perfect Gift

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THE PERFECT GIFT
by contributing authors~ 
A. L. Sowards, Anita Stansfield, 
Breanna Olaveson, Ellen Fay Belnap, 
Ganel-Lyn Condie, Jennifer Moore, 
Krista Lynne Jensen, Meg Johnson, 
Melanie Jacobson, Pamela Carrington Reid, 
Sandra Grey, Sian Ann Bessey

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I love the idea of reading one story from this book each day on the twelve days leading up to Christmas. These stories are WONDERFUL and will fill your heart with the Christmas spirit. Each story is unique and true--things I really love! I have read many of the books these authors have written and was thrilled to read this Christmas collection from them. This would make a GREAT CHRISTMAS GIFT for anyone on your list--including yourself! Don't miss out on these tender stories!
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Celebrate the twelve days of Christmas with a collection of twelve stories from some of your favorite authors! Filled with a dozen heartwarming true stories of faith, family, and the joys of giving, this book really is the perfect gift for anyone hoping to feel the magic and delight of Christmas.

Come rejoice in the season as each family struggles to remember the true meaning of Christmas will they be swept up in the holiday rush, or will they find comfort in Christ and learn to put others needs above their own?

 

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